[Healeys] Re Healey Clubs
richchrysler at quickclic.net
Thu Jun 3 19:11:42 MDT 2010
it is amazing how time flies and memories lose their accuracy. A few more
clarifications and corrections if I may......
The 1987 AHCA Conclave was a joint venture alright but it was joint with the
Austin Healey Sports and Touring club at Harrisburg Pa. The Oklahoma
Conclave was at Shangri-La Resort in 1988, blistering hot as I recall.
Turning back the clock to August 1976, that was the summer that the Pacific
Centre and the Northeast Region brought Donald Healey over as special guest,
and hosted somewhat of an East Coast and West Coast meet, the N.E. being one
weekend, the P.C. being the following weekend. However, in between, Donald
flew to O'Hare and was guest of honour of the AHCA, (at that moment still
basically a Midwest Regional club). Donald was a guest over night at Walt
and Jeanette Blanck's home, with a special dinner in Donald's honour on the
Tuesday evening. The next day, guests from a number of brand new AHCA
regional chapters sat at a formation meeting in Blanck's home and mapped out
the Regional Chapter with Delegate representation concept, and the whole
thing literally took off from there.
This is not third party, because I was there representing the 3 week old
Southern Ontario chapter of the AHCA.
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